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Selected Official Documents of the South African Republic and Great Britain

A Documentary Perspective of the Causes of the War in South Africa

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,613 / 68 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 4,128
Added to site: 2005.11.23
mnybks.net#: 11136
Genre: History
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proves of the standpoint taken by its deputation that a settlement based upon the principle of the Sand River Convention can alone fully satisfy the burghers of the Republic. It also shares the objections set forth by the deputation against the Convention of Pretoria, as likewise their objections against the Convention of London on the following points:--

"1st. The settlement of the boundary, especially on the western border of the Republic, in which the deputation eventually acquiesced only under the express conditions with which the Raad agree.

"2nd. The right of veto reserved to the British Crown upon treaties to be concluded by the Republic with foreign powers; and

"3rd. The settlement of the debt. Seeing, however, that in the said Convention of London considerable advantages are secured to the Republic, especially in the restoration of the country's independence,

"Resolves, With acknowledgment of the generosity of Her Britannic Majesty, to ratify, as it hereby does, the said Conventi

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